Category Archives: Boxes

Eye Catching Creative Packaging for Applied Underwriters

2 color on Kraft, cusotm die cut box

We are best known for our semi-custom packaging where we can basically print anything including inside/outside prints, flood coats, etc. on any available, limited box sizes and styles. At present time, that money saving “limited” list of available options is over eighty sizes and styles.

Other people know us as great designers and manufacturers of custom sizes and shapes to satisfy just about any application. Even though we are accustomed to seeing and creating some great unique packaging, we were a little surprised when Applied Underwriters approached us and asked if we could create a box with a handle to contain a custom bobble head figurine of their mascot that … Read More

How Sustainable is it?


As environmental awareness grows, more and more consumers are calling for natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly products. Businesses and brands are taking notice. A number of consumer-focused companies are beginning to move towards using natural ingredients and implementing a more sustainable supply chain.

With the influx of eco-friendly products into the market, it can sometimes be difficult for the consumer to identify what exactly makes one product more sustainable than another. A brand can have natural-looking packaging and claim that their product is all-natural, but they may still be implementing wasteful processes in their supply chain. A product can be made with recycled materials but not actually be recyclable itself!

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Custom Printed Subscription Boxes, Do Not Have to Be Boxes

Branded mailer envelopes for clothing

It may sound silly or even counterproductive for one of the top providers of custom printed mailer boxes to suggest using a different form of packaging but we do it almost every single day. There is a mistaken perception out there that a box is the only way to go but many of our customers find mailer envelopes can provide numerous benefits including:

  1. Compared to boxes, mailer envelopes are usually less expensive to buy
  2. Envelopes are typically less expensive to store and ship (inbound)
  3. They are usually less expensive to ship to your customer (out bound)
  4. Require less labor and ancillary package
  5. In many cases, have lower minimums for custom
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E-Commerce and Subscription Boxes that Make a Great Impression with Unique Inside Prints

Luxily one color on white inside print

If you look at some of the top custom printed boxes, many have been printed by us and most of those have great looking inside prints. Whether it is a well worded message, a simple thank you or an eye catching random repeat print, our customers continue to show off their creativity, inside the box where it will do the most good.

Why Do We Recommend Inside Prints over Outside Prints?

No matter how beautifully we print your box and how carefully you pack it, it typically arrives at your customers showing considerable road wear. Finger prints, smudges and scuffs are all obvious, especially on a white box, compared to … Read More

Packaging for Sustainable Body Care and Cosmetics


Over recent years there has been a shift in the beauty industry towards natural and more sustainable products. Consumers are driving this change by looking for more transparency in the products they are willing to spend their money on. Modern consumers are more conscious of what they are putting onto their skin and hair, and they are also considering the environmental impact of the products they are choosing to purchase.

The beauty industry has kept up with these demands for transparency and sustainability by moving towards cruelty-free practices and certifications, using organic and non-GMO ingredients, and creating vegan products.

It is also important for businesses in the beauty Read More

Branding Options for Low Volume Corrugated Packaging Applications

One color flexo on Kraft

Compared to many box producers, our minimum for most custom printed box applications using a flexographic print process is a very low 1,000 boxes. (See first “related post” below) However, we know that for many startup companies seeking branded packaging, 1,000 boxes is a stretch and impractical, especially if they are still in pre-launch mode.

In fact, because we realize the financial impact of a premature and perhaps incorrect branded packaging decision, we have gone to great lengths to help customers avoid a commitment they may regret. (See second “related post” below)

Unprinted Boxes with Custom Printed Labels

This is highly recommended for companies that may only need a handful … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Zing Green Products
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Green America
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